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Community Grants

Are you are running a local community group and need funding for equipment or services to help your group keep going or to expand? If so, then we want to hear from you. Your community group could get a grant of up to £300 to fund your activities.

What is a Community Grant?

The grants give funding for not-for-profit community groups that bring communities together and encourage people to take part. All you have to do is complete the application below and show us what you want the funding for.

What will Community Grants support?

Applications will be considered from groups that:

  • Encourage residents to come together in positive and supportive ways
  • Inspire people to get active, participate and fulfil their potential
  • Promote and support health and well-being in the community
  • Provide innovative activities that respond to local needs.
  • Support networking between other local groups to help the local community

What can a Community Grant be spent on?

Grant money can be spent on anything you need to help your community group develop and could include, equipment purchase/hire, venue hire, promotional materials, transport etc. You will need to research the costs accurately to apply, and not simply provide general estimates.

Who can apply?

Grants are available to both informal groups of residents (at least three people) and 'formally constituted voluntary groups'. Applicants must be Broadland residents or voluntary groups that are able to meet the following criteria:

  • Operate within Broadland area on a not-for-profit basis
  • Can provide a clear statement of aims and objectives
  • Can show their ability to manage and deliver an existing local group
  • Can show how they will manage their finances and keep good financial records
  • Accept the principle of equal opportunities and can demonstrate their commitment to inclusiveness within their project
  • Be willing to take part in networking events to share experiences and help create supportive local networks
  • You don't need to be over 18 to apply. Groups of young people can apply too

Application deadline date needs to read 1st March 2021 or sooner if the monies have been awarded

Community Grants cannot support:

  • Retrospective funding (activities that have already happened)
  • Activities that duplicate what is already provided or commissioned by the Council, unless demand cannot be met
  • Social excursions outside Norfolk
  • Paid staff costs
  • Any overseas activity
  • Activities restricted solely to any group's existing membership
  • Political or religious activities
  • Organisational or running costs not directly related to the specific project activities.
How to apply

Please read all of the information above to ensure you have a valid application.

To apply for a grant, please complete the application form and e-mail to [email protected]

Alternatively, you can post it to the Communities Team, Community Grants, South Norfolk Council, South Norfolk House,Cygnet Court, Long Stratton, Norwich, NR15 2XE.

If you need any help or have any questions, please call us on 01508 533933.